Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1952, Alta, Formula 2, Formula143 Special, Peter Whitehead, Racing Dioramics

1952 Alta F2 Whitehead

Alta marque founded by Geoffrey Taylor appeared in the late 1920s in sports cars. The first voiturette single-seater was built in 1937, and first Grand Prix Alta appeared in 1948. In 1951 Alta built three 2-litre F2 cars powered by 1970 cc inline 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated unit, developing around 130 bhp. The cars were raced by Tony Gaze, Gordon Watson and Peter Whitehead in various European races in 1952 season. Peter Whitehead’s car was entered for World Championship Grands Prix events, first driven by himself in the 1952 French Grand Prix, and then by his half-brother Graham Whitehead at the 1952 British Grand Prix. Both starts ended without points.

1952F2WCFrench GP
Driver No.Entrant
Peter Whitehead26Peter Whitehead
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43Racing Dioramics
Cat. No.QualityRarity
Formula143 Special Edition

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